The Joys and Sorrows of Young Yuguo

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
Closeup of a young man with eyes closed while crows seem to flying from his hair.

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age 10+

Sweet, moving docu of unusual teen is emotionally intense.

PG 2022 28 minutes

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